Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Gripe Water


I am sure most mummies will know what Gripe Water is, some of you will know it as 'Fei Zai Sui'.
For me, I am really thankful that Jayden didn't get any colic in his early months, also this has helped him to burp and fart easily! :)
If you do give your child this, till how old do you let your child consume Gripe Water?

17 friends spoke up!:

The Dusun Aroma said...

Hi Kris, yeah heard about it before and seen people using it.

In my case though we never use gripe water with our little one. She had quite a bad colic though but we use a traditional ointment that help to burp and fart too :P

Hence, no idea and no experience on gripe water. However, I think it's depending on the child situation. My 2nd daughter din have and colic problem after she reach 6 months or so.

regards.

2ma said...

i don't think the boys have used this before. since shan rae is fully BF, he has no colic *touch wood*

shan leo had colic when he was a baby, and i only remember he was crying non-stop every night!!! but i cannot remember what mummy did except buying a colic-free feeding bottle

Gallivanter said...

Is that the sweet water? I clearly remember the loveliness of the taste, but don't remember when I stopped.

nicole said...

This Gripe Water very traditional to help baby prevent colic. My mum said she also let me, brother sister have it during baby time.
U can let Jayden have it now.
I try to feed Jessica this (since she is 5 mths, she dislike the taste, toooo sweet and she refuse to finish it (teaspoon only).

agnes said...

yes, we have been using gripe water since day 1 & even the midwife ai leng recommended so. ;)

no idea when to stop coz we usually add some into her plain water and chloe is getting use to the taste :S

probably until she is willing to take plain water solely gua :P

little prince's mummy said...

Only give when there's colic will do?

Kadus_Mama said...

yep! used that too last time. But only with son as he was prone to gassy tummy..

MommyAngel said...

Never use this on Angel before due to some 'issues' of the gripe water but I fed her with those anti-colic syrup prescribe by her paed when she is having colic .... when do I stop ah .... hhmmm ... I think around 5 - 6 months old when she can sit upright. During that time, they can burp quite easily already compare to lying down all the time so I just stop that lo :)

mommy to chumsy said...

i never use this too for ashley. also her paed advised us not to :)

Fussy mum said...

Although I heard of this gripe water and its usage before, I never let Sharlene drink this as she didn't get any colic problem when she's a baby.

Kristie said...

the dusun aroma- good to hear that. Yes, I've seen colic drops sold in pharmacies too.

2ma- yeah... me kiasu mummy, bought anti-colic bottle (MAM) plus give gripe water... anything to prevent colic if i could hehe....

gallivanter- yes, it's sweet and minty in taste. Wah, u can still remember so clearly after so many years? hehe...

nicole- what abt jacelyn, also taking gripe water now? yup, i was also given gripe water when young... almost everyone i knew has used it for their babies!

agnes- oic, so chloe doesn't take plain water lah, must plus the sweet taste of gripe water? hehe... last time also when jayden was first born, he hated the taste of plain water... so have to add a bit of gripe water. But now he can drink plain water already :)

peiwun- gripe water helps to expel wind from stomach, to release discomfort from baby's tummy, also for teething discomfort!

kadus mama- ok, but now i still give it to jayden daily.

caroline- i wonder what issues are they? is it because of the 'alcohol issue'? yup good idea, when jayden can sit upright, I will see whether he burp or pass wind easily or not. Thanks.

mommy to chumsy- i wonder what is the reason ur paed gave u?

fussy mum- u lucky mummy... I gave him gripe water from birth to prevent colic! hhehhe... now still taking to help him expel wind easily from body.

Esmeralda said...

Well Kristie.. believe it or not, Ashton is still taking this Gripe water whenever I think that he's quite bloated with wind, or when he had quite a lot to eat (solid food)... It works wonders for him...

Kristie said...

esmeralda, that is good! i think it is ok for him to take cos the dosage behind the box has instructions for up to 2 yrs i think? :)

good to know that it works well for him!

Esmeralda said...

Yes Kristie... as long as we follow the dosage, it's all right.. :)

Kristie said...

ya esmeralda! don't worry, if it works well on ashton, u can use it. But not sure till how old though?

Esmeralda said...

It didn't say any age limit here, coz the dosage also includes 2 years and above... but u just use it according to ur own 'wisdom' lar..

Kristie said...

yeah then just use it whenever u feel there is a need to! :)